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Greening the communities in which we live, work and play.

Investing in greener communities is an investment in our own health. Whether it be the cooling shade provided by a favourite leafy backyard tree or the sound of birds and wildlife echoing through our local parks and forests, our experiences of nature are constant reminders of the vital role that healthy trees play in our daily lives. 

Looking to implement Take Root in your community?

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Launched in 2023, Forests Ontario’s new Take Root program works with community organizations and municipal governments to provide residents with access to low-cost or no-cost trees to plant around their homes or in their neighbourhoods. Take Root makes planting a tree accessible for all. 

Celebrating Two Years of Partnership With The City of Guelph

In collaboration with the City of Guelph and Trees for Guelph, residents can now learn about which trees are best for their property as well as find out how to properly plant them. Take Root equips residents with care tips for the ongoing maintenance of their local trees, trees that are as much a part of their community as those who plant them.

Now in Partnership with York Region

The Regional Municipality of York (York Region) is committed to promoting planting native species to help ensure a sustainable environment for future generations. One action identified in York Region's Greening Strategy is to pilot a Region-wide native tree, shrub and plant sale which led to the Take Root program in collaboration with Forests Ontario, York Region is partnering with Take Root to offer residents the opportunity to purchase native trees and perennial wildflower kits at a reduced cost.